The Area

Spend a Charleston vacation downtown at 1837 Bed and Breakfast and area attractions for an experience rich in history. Charleston, South Carolina is often called the Holy City, the City by the Sea, and America’s Best Kept Secret. Founded in 1670, Charleston contains more pre-revolutionary structures and residences than any other city in the United States.

Located on the peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, and overlooking its deep natural harbor, Charleston was the most important southern city of colonial times. The sailing trade from Europe, Africa, the West Indies, and as far away as China gave Charleston a cosmopolitan atmosphere with grace and style unrivaled in the New World both then and today.

There are plenty of things to do in Charleston, SC. In this lovingly preserved and restored city, you will find something for everyone all year long; beautiful sea island beaches-Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach just minutes away, the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA, Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Historic Charleston Foundation and Charleston Preservation Society private home tours in both the spring and fall, historic Boone Hall, Drayton Hall, Magnolia and Middleton Plantations, art and history museums, maritime events, Patriot’s Point Maritime Museum, sailing regattas, and The Cooper River Bridge Run. Academically, Charleston is home to The College of Charleston, Charleston School of Law, The Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel Military College, and Charleston Southern University. World-class restaurants, King Street shopping, and a vibrant arts scene complete this dynamic city.